The Lakeland Mirror

Hurricane relief open mic brings surprises

Andrea Barile, Staff Reporter

The Spiritual Life Council and Chaplain Department teamed up to hold another open mic night, this time opening up the roster to include non-musical acts, including a surprise performance by the president of the university.

The event, dubbed “Art of Relief,” took place in the Bradley Theater on Oct. 26 to raise money for hurricane relief as well as the spring retreat at Lakeland, all sponsored by Thrivent Financial. Acts included music, poetry, prose and comedy.

The performers made up the majority of the audience. Chaplain Lex Cade-White and senior vocal performance major Jacob Nault hosted. Music was performed by Nault, senior psychology major Kristen Brusky and art professor Bill Weidner. Poetry and prose were read by senior writing major Melissa Reise, junior writing major Luke Ulatowski and composition professor Jodie Mortag. There was also an impromptu comedy act between Weidner and Lakeland President David Black.

“That’s why they brought him back: because he’s good at it, he’s good at getting that money,” Weidner said of Black.

“They brought me back because no one else would take the job,” Black responded.

The mood was light, with performers casually trading quips with members of the audience. Everyone could buy refreshments as well as bid on artwork that was up for auction with proceeds going toward the relief charity.

By the intermission, $80 had been raised for hurricane relief and $20 had been raised for the spring retreat. There will be at least one more open mic night during the year.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Leave a Comment

The Lakeland Mirror editors invite readers to comment on all articles. Comments will be moderated by editors. Inappropriate or libelous comments will not be published.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Hurricane relief open mic brings surprises

    News

    Fresh Check Day raises spirits, mental health awareness

  • Hurricane relief open mic brings surprises

    News

    Lt. Tim McMillan visits Lakeland for Constitution Day

  • Hurricane relief open mic brings surprises

    News

    Interim SGA election approaches with uncontested candidates

  • Hurricane relief open mic brings surprises

    News

    Pastor Ziese Hacker joins Lakeland as interim chaplain

  • Hurricane relief open mic brings surprises

    Events

    Concerning Christianity: Campolo’s view on the State of the Church

  • Hurricane relief open mic brings surprises

    Art & Features

    Video: Muskies talk moms

  • Hurricane relief open mic brings surprises

    News

    Wagner gives free pizza for Pack loyalty

  • Hurricane relief open mic brings surprises

    News

    Blue and Gold Awards winners announced

  • Hurricane relief open mic brings surprises

    News

    Campus Center walls go up

  • Hurricane relief open mic brings surprises

    News

    International Night flaunts culture

Official Lakeland University Student Online Newspaper.
Hurricane relief open mic brings surprises